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Bill Moss Partnership Launch Their Guidelines to GDPR

Who are we?

The Bill Moss Partnership Limited is an Irish owned data supplier of Trading Business Information for the Irish Market.  We operate under current Data Protection Legislation laws and are registered with the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner here in Ireland.  We are members of the Irish and UK Direct Marketing Associations and comply with all Industry Best Practice Guidelines.  With over 30 years experience in the Irish Market, we won Gold Winner “Supplier of the Year Award” and previous winners of “List Broker of the Year” Award.

What does GDPR mean?

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the most significant piece of European privacy legislation in the last twenty years and will take effect from 25th May 2018.  It replaces the 1995 EU Data Protection Directive (European Directive 95/46/EC) strengthening the rights that EU individuals have over their data and creating a uniform data protection law across Europe.

How will GDR affect my business?

The GDPR applies to organizations processing and holding personal data within the EU.  It also applies to organizations outside the EU that offer goods and services to individuals in the EU.

Personal data means any information that can be used to directly or indirectly identify the person.  This could be anything from a name, computer IP address, bank details or location data.

Depending on the severity of non-compliance, companies can expect to be fined for failing to comply with GDPR.  Importantly these rules now apply to both controllers and processors.

GDPR and Bill Moss Partnership

We have been keeping up-to-date with compliancy requirements of the GDPR as and when they are published both in Ireland and the UK.  We have appointed a dedicated Data Protection Officer to monitor developments.

One of the key areas that affect both us and our clients relates to email marketing. Even though email marketing is governed by the Privacy and Electronics Communications Regulations (PECR) soon to be replaced by the ePrivacy Regulations which has currently been delayed, GDPR still applies as it covers the processing of personal data.